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Steve Hanson

Steve Hanson

Steve is a web designer and has recently retired from running the hosting and development company Cruiskeen Consulting LLC. In his spare time, he makes beer and wine and has a life-long interest in music of all types. Cruiskeen Consulting LLC is the parent company of Wis.Community, and publication of this site continues after his retirement.

Steve is a member of LION Publishers and the Online News Association, is active in Health Dunn Right, and is co-vice-president of the League of Women Voters of the greater Chippewa Valley. In the past he has been a long-term board member at Menomonie Market Food Co-op.

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Yesterday, February 8

  • 6:34pm

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    The League of Women Voters of the Greater Chippewa Valley and the Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a school board candidate forum at 7 PM on Feb. 6, 2023 at the Dunn County Judicial Center, 815 Stokke Parkway, Menomonie, WI 54751. 
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    The League of Women Voters of the Greater Chippewa Valley and the Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce held a school board candidate forum at 7 PM on Feb. 6, 2023 at the Dunn County Judicial Center, 815 Stokke Parkway, Menomonie, WI 54751. 
     
    There are seven candidates running for the three open seats on the school board.  The top 6 winners in the primary (to be held on Feb. 21, 2023 will advance to the general election on April. WIsCommunity is the media sponsor for this event, and the forum will be live-streamed on this page and on YouTube [1] and the Facebook pages of WisCommunity and the LWV-GCV. 
     
    There are seven candidates running for the three open seats on the school board.  The top 6 winners in the primary (to be held on Feb. 21, 2023 will advance to the general election on April. WIsCommunity is the media sponsor for this event, and the forum will be live-streamed on this page and on YouTube [1] and the Facebook pages of WisCommunity and the LWV-GCV. 
     
    The candidates vying first for six primary slots and ultimately for three school board seats, are:
     
    The candidates vying first for six primary slots and ultimately for three school board seats, are:
     
    - Brittany Weiker
     
    - Brittany Weiker
     
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  • 12:30pm


    Gallagher to head newly-created China committee; Pocan remains on powerful budget committee

    By Katjusa Cisar, THE BADGER PROJECT

    The U.S. House of Representatives is wrapping committee and subcommittee assignments for the 118th Congress, which began in January and continues until January 2025.

    "Overall, this looks like a good set of committee assignments for the Wisconsin delegation," said David Canon, a UW-Madison Department of Political Science professor who focuses his research on elections and Congress. It includes some plum assignments for both new and veteran members of Congress in Wisconsin.

    Legislative bodies like the U.S. House are broken into issue-specific committees, which write and negotiate bills and vote to approve or deny them before they go to the full membership for further changes and a possible up-or-down vote. The party in the majority, currently the Republicans, typically seats a majority of its members onto committees, while the party in the minority, currently the Democrats, get a minority of seats on each committee.

    Republicans currently have a tight, 10-seat majority in the 435-member House. The U.S. Senate is currently controlled narrowly by Democrats. Before the president can sign a bill into law, both legislative bodies must pass it.

    The committee selection process hasn't been without drama, from big political moves, like Republicans booting prominent Democrats from several committees, right down to the petty, such as how committees are named.

    A reference to "Labor" under Democratic control becomes "the Workforce" under Republican control, for example.

    When a subcommittee name changed under the new Republican leadership this year from "Worker and Family Support" to "Work and Welfare," committee member Rep. Gwen Moore, the Milwaukee Democrat who has spoken publicly about being on public support as a teen mother, and other Democrats objected to the choice of the word "welfare," which they said has become pejorative and has racist undertones.

    Changing committee names to match Republican or Democrat ideologies is common when control of the House changes, Canon said.

    "That always happens," Canon said. For constituents, it creates only confusion.

    "It is kind of annoying. I have to remember 'What are we calling it now?'" Canon said. After all, even when committee names change, "the jurisdiction...

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  • 12:23pm

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    Scott Gordon [1]WisContextVideo: Marisa Wojcik [2]Wisconsin Public
      
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    TelevisionFrederica Freyberg [3]Wisconsin Public Television
      
     
     
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  • 12:08pm

    LWV-GCV Members and friends,

    February 14th is the celebration of 103 years of the League empowering voters and defending democracy!

    Join us as we celebrate with birthday cupcakes on Tuesday, February 14th. Feel free to bring a friend.